Kevin E. Flynn's answer I am sorry to hear of your situation. Your question was listed for patents (inventions). You may have meant paRents but that is not a category.
You may want to post the same question under Family law or Elder law as this is a question of intervening when a family member may not be competent to take make decisions and others need to act on that person's behalf.
Chase T Wilson's answer In this case the employee would likely receive something from the doctor, assuming this is a work comp doctor, saying that he/she will need to be off work for a certain amount of time if the pain is too much. My recommendation in this situation would be to have the employee go back to the doctor to see if time off work is necessary. If the employee needs to take the muscle relaxer to get through the day, but it interferes with their ability to perform their duties then they likely need to be...
Chase T Wilson's answer Do you have a claim?: Maybe, this depends on whether the dog has shown a violent propensity before, this is known as the "one bite" rule in Indiana. Basically, if the dog has never bit anyone before then the owner will not have had sufficient notice of the dog's violent propensity and therefore cannot be determined to have been negligent.
What should you do?: Two things, 1) If you're injured you should seek medical treatment and then contact a personal injury attorney about pursuing a...
Paul Stanko's answer If your mother had an attorney represent her on the lawsuit, she should consult with him. There may be significant tax and estate planning issues that should be resolved BEFORE she gives money away!
Peter N. Munsing's answer I would suggest to the facility that arranged for the pre cert that if they have an out of network person for anesthesiology then it is up to them to tell you, and tell the anesthesiologist as he didn't let you know he was out of network you are not paying.
At the same time, I'm not seeing that you ran it through the out of network on your policy. Suggest you file a complaint with the medical board and also the insurance commissioner for your state. It's a common problem and there may...
Adam Studnicki's answer Not sure how this is malpractice, but check with a consumer protection or debtor's rights lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local...
Paul Overhauser's answer For purposes of health insurance, Indiana is one of three states in which a "mental illness" is defined by the insurance policy, not by state law. Thus, the defintion depends on the particular policy. FYI the other two states that take a similar apprach are Minnesota and New Mexico.
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